Sciatica refers to pain that travels down the legs as a result of pressure on the spinal nerves. The damage essentially begins in the lumbar spine and travels down the leg.
The sciatic nerve controls the muscles in the back of the legs and knees. When the sciatic nerve is aggravated, you may feel asymptomatic for some time, meaning that no symptoms will be experienced. Aggravation may also cause intermittent or constant pain, depending on the extent of the pressure on the spinal nerve. Symptoms of pain, weakness, tingling, and numbness radiating down the legs are the most common types of symptoms experienced with sciatica. The severity of the pain will vary with each patient.
At The Spine Care Center in Manassas, our specialists can accurately diagnose you by reviewing medical imaging of the area that is causing you pain. At your initial consultation, your spine care physician will discuss the condition with you as well as a list of treatments that may be effective. The Spine Care Center offers treatments such as:
After being properly evaluated and diagnosed, your customized treatment plan will be presented by your provider. Reach out to a member of The Spine Care Center to learn more about sciatica treatments in Manassas.